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On the one hand, moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages has been associated with a lower risk of diabetes, on the other hand, the results of the current study suggest that excessive drinking decreases the HbA1c level and might thus interfere with the diagnosis of diabetes and pre diabetes. Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a measure to identify the three-month average plasma glucose concentration and is used for the diagnosis of pre-diabetes and diabetes. Since few studies have investigated the clinical significance…
The current study showed that a moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may decrease the risk of frailty in older age and lower inflammation might be a possible mechanism for these positive health outcomes. Frailty is an indicator of late-life decline marked by higher rates of disability and healthcare utilisation. Research has linked health benefits with moderate intake of alcoholic beverages, including a lower risk of frailty. US scientists examined the influence of inflammation (with C-reacitve protein as marker of inflammation)…
The current study investigated the impact of red wine consumption on the human intestinal microbiota. Gut microbiota The gut microbiota (*) plays a key role in individuals’ physiology and metabolism. A well-balanced gut microbiota composition is essential for a person’s well being. Scientists have recently understood that the make up and overall health of the microbiota as a whole determines whether pathogens in the gut coexist peacefully or can cause disease. Even though specific attention has been paid in recent…
The findings of this large study examining the association of lifetime alcohol consumption and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease show that low to moderate intake of alcoholic beverages is associated with a lower risk of liver fibrosis. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the world’s most prevalent liver disease. Most subjects have a benign course of disease, however, some individuals develop liver fibrosis which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The impact of alcohol consumption on NAFLD is controversial. Swedish…
The results of this meta-analysis show an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke (subarachnoid hemorrhage) for heavy drinkers of alcoholic beverages but no correlation for light to moderate drinkers. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) refers to the bleeding within the subarachnoid space (the area between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain). The subarachnoid space is the space where the cerebrospinal fluid circulates, and it’s responsible for protecting your brain from serious injuries by serving as a cushion. A hemorrhage in…
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